Paid for i5, got i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cyclix, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I thought that I bought the $1,599 i5 with 256 SSD. Apple sales rep gave me a 5% discount and sent me out with a MBA that I thought was an i5/256SSD but upon checking the About this Mac, here's what I found:

    Model Name: MacBook Air
    Model Identifier: MacBookAir4,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 1.8 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB

    Anyone else out there been this fortunate?

    So far, this MBA seems much faster than the i7 MacBook Pro that I've been using for a few months.:)
  2. macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2010
    Screenshot or it never happened.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    don't they scan the barcode on the sticker of the box?
  4. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    What would a screen shot prove?
    It will show him owning an i7
    How does that disprove him paying for an i5. ;-)

    If it did happen enjoy your new machine OP.
  5. macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location
    Well it also happened to someone else here.

    I believe it. People make mistakes.
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Well, I didn't believe it either because I specifically requested the $1,599 model. As I understood the specs from Apple, the i7/256SSD was supposed to be special order only through the Apple online store. I didn't even know that they'd shipped any i7 model to stores.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005
    This is the second time I've heard of this happening... strange
  8. macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
  9. macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2009
    Any thoughts of paying the difference? Some poor soul at the store might have to fork out part of their salary for their mistake.:(
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    You should take it back in good faith. I would. Yes, I really would.
  11. macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    The plastic placard for the 13" MBA in my apple store listed options for base 13", 256 i5 and ultimate. I had to initially argue with the blackshirts that they had them, and got back to my office when one called to apologize and admit they were wrong. 5% discount for my time, almost paid for the i7 upgrade.
  12. macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    I agree- honesty is always the best route
  13. OSMac, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    They scanned my box ...

    When I was in the store today their was a lot of confusion on Macbook Airs
    as they are still selling the last generation.
    I was given the wrong model but once he scanned it I knew by the price a mistake was made.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    I'm also curious about this, isn't the barcode on the box, or do they scan a separate barcode that's not on the box?

    Either way, I think you got lucky, and like others it would be cool if you went back and paid the difference... only if you can afford it.
  15. macrumors member

    May 22, 2011
    Lol at all the people saying to return it or pay to difference.

    (It's not going to get you into heaven, but it will make you poorer.)
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2011
    you might want to check Apples financial situation again... I would never pay that!
  17. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2011
    Puerto Rico
    Keep it! Its the employees mistake, let him/her deal with it. Geez, people here are either filthy rich, stupid or both.
  18. macrumors 68010


    May 25, 2010
    It could come back to bite him in the but if he needs a repair or something and they notice in the future?

    Be honest.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
  20. OSMac, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Why did they give a 5% discount to begin with?
  21. macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    Honesty is not a question of who has money or who does not, it is a matter of personal integrity. At what point do we allow theft/dishonest gain to be acceptable? I am not trying to preach but I find it funny that there are some people here who want to make negative comments to those of us who say they think it should either be returned or paid for. My statement in no way criticized anyone for what I find to be immoral decisions. I merely stated that in my opinion honesty was the best route. We are each allowed to make our own decisions on what we consider to be immoral and moral, if I do not critique your voiced opinions then please just do the same regarding mine and others who think differently on the matter.

  22. macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
  23. macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
  24. macrumors 68020

    Mar 26, 2010
    I dont believe it. He could post a picture of an I7 air found on google and then his ticket of purchase where it states he bought an I5.

    Lets be serious.
  25. macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    Why would someone randomly decide to lie about something like this? What could they gain from it?

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